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27 May 2008 05:05:55

Condensing boilers 'help to achieve low carbon lifestyle'

Condensing boilers 'help to achieve low carbon lifestyle'
Homeowners looking to lead a low carbon life should consider switching to a condensing boiler.

According to a Guardian report, people could make savings in terms of money and carbon if they installed such a device.

Although they can cost as much as £3,000, the boilers recover waste heat that is usually lost through the flues of conventional models, which can result in savings that would mean the boiler would have paid for itself within ten years.

Meanwhile, a house with a boiler from the mid-70s could save 1.92 tonnes of CO2 every year. Indeed, the Energy Saving Trust (EST) estimates that if every home in the UK with gas central heating installed such a device, a reduction of 13 million tonnes of CO2 would be achieved.

The publication stated that the acquisition of heating controls to regulate central heating systems may also be useful in reducing carbon footprints. The EST maintains that installing a cylinder thermostat could save 80kg per year.

All households that need a new boiler have to install a condensing model as per government building regulations.

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